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Need help selecting motherboard drivers! Are some of these duplicate?

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March 25, 2014 12:28:11 PM

Hey guys I have gotten all of my parts for my pc build and now just need to figure out which of these Drivers I need for my Maximus VI Hero.My operating system will be Windows 8.1 Are any of these redundant? Please help?


CHIPSET -
Management Engine Interface V9.5.10.1658 for Windows Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).(1.5M)
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface V9.5.14.1724 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.4.0.1026 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel Chipset Driver V9.4.0.1026 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).

SATA -
Intel Smart Connect Technology Software V4.2.40.2357 for Windows 8.1 32bit & 64bit.
Intel Smart Connect Technology Software V4.2.40.2439 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.
Intel Rapid Start Technology Software V3.0.0.1056 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver Software V12.8.0.1016 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)

LAN -
Intel LAN Driver V18.5.54.0 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel LAN Driver V18.5.54.0 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).

AUDIO -
Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.7161 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit.(WHQL)
Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.7023 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit.(WHQL)
Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.7023 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
March 25, 2014 12:43:19 PM

Would it be better to simply use the included CD for the drivers? But flash the motherboard to to most recent BIOS before using the CD?
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March 25, 2014 12:57:41 PM

Great_Society said:
Hey guys I have gotten all of my parts for my pc build and now just need to figure out which of these Drivers I need for my Maximus VI Hero.My operating system will be Windows 8.1 Are any of these redundant? Please help?


None are redundant but a few are updates of other drivers, here's what I would install for Win 8.1;

CHIPSET -
Management Engine Interface V9.5.10.1658 for Windows Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).(1.5M)
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface V9.5.14.1724 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.4.0.1026 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel Chipset Driver V9.4.0.1026 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).

SATA -
Intel Smart Connect Technology Software V4.2.40.2357 for Windows 8.1 32bit & 64bit.
Intel Rapid Start Technology Software V3.0.0.1056 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver Software V12.8.0.1016 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)

LAN -
Intel LAN Driver V18.5.54.0 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).

AUDIO -
Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.7161 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit.(WHQL)

That should be all you need to be up and running with the latest and greatest
Note: the driver in italics may not be needed but it is a newer version of the one above it

It is preferred to get the latest and greatest on-line rather than the older version which will be on the included disk

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